Monday, September 26, 2011

Play Date Chicks


It feels like I haven't been in Blogland for ages!  I have lots of blog surfing to catch up on.  I hate feeling like I'm missing out on what everyone's been up to.  I had lots of extra work shifts last week and several special orders to take care of but hopefully this week I'll get back to playing along with challenges.  I'm starting today with an entry for the Play Date Cafe's colour challenge and 4 Crafty Chicks' Fall/Autumn challenge.  All the stamps on this card are from the August 2010 KOM - All You Need.  
Yesterday was a gorgeous day.  Luis and I spent the morning putting together our new BBQ - the old one was totally falling apart and really was a death trap.  I was a little nervous about the task as the last time we put a BBQ together the day nearly ended in divorce (and we weren't even married yet!)  However, things went a lot more smoothly this time around and I can't wait to fire up the new grill tonight!  Later in the day we took the hounds for a really long swim.  Unfortunately Jem took in way too much water and was feeling pretty horrible for the rest of the afternoon and evening.  He wouldn't even get off the sofa to eat his dinner!  Thankfully he's back to his wild self today and I'm considering getting him a life jacket which should keep his head higher out of the water in future.  He looked so pathetic and sorry for himself last night that I don't want him to go through it again.  




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Green, yellow) Bazzill, (Kraft) PTI
Patterned Paper:  (Adeline Ave from Garden Grove collection) Scenic Route
Stamps:  (Images & sentiment from Aug 2010 KOM - All You Need) Unity Stamp Co.
Inks:  (VersaMark & VersaFine Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Garden Green) Stampin' Up
Embossing Powder:  (Clear) Ranger

14 comments:

Lisa said...

Marvelous card Jen! Love your trees and the neat diamond border!!!

Lynn said...

That diamond border is fabulous...and I've learned to leave when Pat is putting together something :) Maybe that's how we've made it this far LOL!!

~amy~ said...

cute, cute, cute!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Super cute card! I love the diamond border for the grass--super cool idea! I love the blue skies in the background, too (wow!). Glad the BBQ incident wasn't repeated-LOL! :)

Jenny said...

Love the trees Jen, perfect images for the colour challenge and the diamond border makes great grass:)
I'm the one usually putting stuff together in this house because I read the instructions!!!
Jenny x

Jay Gee said...

Cool card Jen... that border is amazing, you did a great job of this challenge. Enjoy your 'barbie' tonight :)

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

LOVE those diamonds ... weirdly it's a shape i never think to use on anything but they look so cool, awesome out of the box idea for grass ... aren't the colours of autumn so comforting :) polly has asked that you get the "cute" dogs life jackets please!

Karen B. said...

Superb card, the diamond shape is a great toch.

Leanne said...

Love this card, you've done amazing work. Thanks for playing our Fall Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Lindsey said...

You used the Dickens quote! That is THE reason I bought that KOM. :D But now I've used those trees the most. Brilliant to use the diamonds as grass, too. Love the whole card!

lostinpaper said...

Love your take on the colours Jen, especially the gorgeous diamond border! Hope you enjoyed the BBQ... RTA (ready to assemble) is always a recipe for distress, it's always done best at our house when I'm at work!

onecraftymama said...

I love the idea of pattern grass - very cool! And the popped-up tree tops rock :)

Poor Jem! It makes me think of Abby - she really doesn't enjoy the water, but she refuses to let the kids go in alone, so she looks like she's suffering the whole time.

Glad your BBQ experience went well! We've had quite the adventures with them around here, so I just stay the heck away when the hubs is assembling or indeed just using it. Even the kids know that it's not OK to remind Dad of the times he's set it on fire....lol

Ruby said...

Such a cute little card, LOVE how you've done the bottom with the diamonds, so creative! Thanks for joining in our 100th challenge over at The Play Date Cafe!

Tamie said...

Wonderful clean and simple card! It looks so beautiful with the warm colors you used. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.